MIRPUR, Nov 8, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 08th Nov, 2016 ) : President of Azad Jammu & Kashmir State Sardar Masood Khan said here on Tuesday that broad-based Chine-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would open vistas of unprecedented economic progress and prosperity for Azad Jammu & Kashmir as well besides Pakistan. "Being the biggest industrial and business city, Mirpur will have to perform a significant role in the light of the CPEC", Masood Khan added while addressing Press conference at the PWD State Guest house here on the first-ever official visit to Mirpur after assuming the responsibilities as President of the State.
The City MLA Ch. Muhammad Saeed, DC Ansar Yaqoob, SSP Raja Irfan Salim ADC (G) Raja Frooq Akram, besides the local PML (N) leaders were also present on this occasion. He underlined that being a business hub and a center of ancient Kashmiri cultural heritage and the literature, Mirpur district is known in the world enjoying a great significance because of its centuries-old history - as the area also produced famous personalities of international repute as well, he added.
The AJK President said that Azad Jammu Kashmir would be made self-supported and self-sufficient economically through utilization of huge natural resources available in the region. He disclosed that hydel power generation projects and tourism industry would be encouraged through the mutual private-public partnership. Sardar Masood said that that besides the AJK government, it was enjoined upon the civil society of AJK to move ahead for serving the ailing brethren of occupied Jammu & Kashmir in their just, principled and indigenous struggle for freedom of the homeland from the Indian yoke.
To a question about the much-awaited grant of representation to Mirpur district in the AJK cabinet by the new government, he said that the acknowledged tradition of representation to all areas of AJK in the State cabinet under the spirit of the parliamentary democratic government would be maintained in letter and spirit. He added that Mirpur district would soon be given due representation in the AJK cabinet on return of the Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider from ongoing foreign visit.